Loneliness. Isolation. Depression. PTSD. Anxiety. Suicide. Mental Health. These are all words that we are all too acquainted with. More than likely it has directly or indirectly affected your life. These issues are quickly becoming an epidemic. They are words that we would rather not talk about and yet we need to make an effort to start conversations. . .now more than ever before.
Only7Seconds started in 2019. The simple message to remember to stop scrolling and take 7 seconds to reach out to check in on someone. The premise is to quit “checking out” (numbing yourself on a screen) and actually “check in” on someone who might need a reminder that they matter and have purpose.
The first three months of 2020, before Covid became a reality, we were very active in our local schools with athletics, school clubs were being developed and assemblies were planned.
We also had the incredible opportunity to have a booth sharing about Only7Seconds at our State Basketball tournament where we were interviewed on local TV stations.
When Covid hit, we had to be creative in sharing our message and spreading hope. So. . . we created Hope Notes which were distributed in lunches for another local non-profit as well as schools. We did online school assemblies with four motivational speakers.
We launched our coffee-shop program where coffee shops across the nation (as well as in London!) participate on the 7th of every month.
We have spread over 1500 “Because You Matter” signs across the nation. When the wildfires hit in September, we collected over 800 letters and made 100 care packages that were delivered to firefighters in WA, CA and OR. In October, we focused on our teachers and made special care packages. And in November, we focused on promoting small businesses.
On social media, you will find that we have a very active instagram account where we share stories, encouragement and we are desiring to bring more education in the coming year. AND we finally launched our BLOG last week!
This can look many different ways:
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PO Box 202, Pateros WA 98846
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